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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. we will check the weather and traffic. >> one more hot day for us. over the weekend, we will drop into the 70's. that will be very refreshing. when you step out this morning, you will feel the humidity. the temperature is near 70. when the dew point is close to the actual temperature, there is a lot of water in the year. we will see a few more clouds that it yesterday. we do have better news for the weekend. earl may mess things up at the beginning of the weekend down at the beach. >> fortunately it is a long weekend for folks. >> do not change your plans. the rest of the weekend will be great at the beach. >> we are not dealing with any thing significant out there.
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we're checking the speed sensors. we are not picking up any real delays. 50 miles per hour on the outer loop around the harrisburg expressway. looking good out of the northeast. 795, check in at speed sensors at 61 miles per hour approaching owings mills. so far so good on 70 approaching the beltway. this is right near 29. east and westbound traffic is looking good so far. it is still moving well. this is the east side at the key bridge, running without delay so far. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> as girl moves towards the atlanta coach, hurricane watches remain in effect throughout the region. >> lowell melser arrived in ocean city yesterday. he filed this report last night.
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>> it is a downright beautiful evening here in ocean city. we have a sea breeze coming off the atlantic. it is a great night to get out. that could change as hurricane earl is expected to affect this area with 50 mile per hour wind and rain. people are taking precautions. they are not going overboard. normally there would be securing rides on the boardwalk. but they are still operating at this hour and there are no plans to shut them down. folks out here should not evacuant. stay put. that is another good sign that this should not be too bad for people in ocean city. the mayor said that for folks thinking of coming down here, did not change your plans. >> it should be out of here but
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late friday afternoon. i would encourage everybody to police monitor the storm and make a good decision. i do not think there will be any problems traveling. >> the biggest concern right now will be folks swimming in the ocean and rip currents. lifeguards will be keeping a close eye on what is going on out there. they may need to keep swimmers out of the water at certain times. that looks like it will be a possibility on friday. we will keep an eye on the storm. we will let you know if anything changes. right now, things are relatively quiet heading into hurricane earl. i am lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> he will be updating our live wire blog with continuing coverage from ocean city. you contract girl using our hurricane tracker.
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you'll find links -- you can track earl using our hurricane tracker. you will find links on our website, the chairman is stepping down as he is expected to answer charges of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion later today. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> ulysses s. currie is stepping down from that committee. that does not mean that senator currie is giving up his job. prosecutors alleged that company executives paid him $2.45000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money by giving
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the stores and extension. it accuses him of smoothing the way for a liquor license transfer in prince george's county and lobbying highway officials to have traffic signals installed at two company stores. his lawyer confirms he was a consultant for shoppers. "his compensation was disclosed and reported on his federal and state income taxes." the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trout in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty interesting in that usually and bribery cases there isn't any paperwork. >> prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his earnings on ethics forms. it appears as if he will continue his work in the senate. he is running for reelection
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unopposed. >> he does not have to drop out of the race. >> two former executives were also indicted in connection with this case. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> thank you per a man is dead after a standoff with police at the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. james lee entered the building yesterday afternoon armed with a gun. were forced to evacuate. he held three hostages on the first floor. police were forced to open fire, killing him. >> he pulled out the handgun he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. at that point, our tactical units moved in the quest the
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hostages escaped unharmed. it is believed he was upset with their programming. mideast leaders believe they can achieve lasting peace within a year. president obama welcomed the leaders to the east room of the white house where they gathered for a working dinner last night. the mood appeared cordial. mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu began face-to-face talks at the state department. both pledged to work to a solid peace agreement. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you believe these latest rounds of mideast peace talks will yield results? e-mail your response to again, that is >> 72 degrees on tv hill. a bowl of sugar may not be so helpful after all.
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>> lowering your blood pressure can decrease your risk for kidney disease. >> volume starts to build around the area.
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>> and welcome back. good morning. another beautiful shot downtown. 78 degrees at the maryland science center. it is a warm start for us on this thursday. mostly sunny is the forecast with a high temperature near 92. that will all change as we head into the weekend. it will get cooler. >> dramatically lowering blood pressure may help some african
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americans with kidney disease. intensive blood pressure therapy resulted in a 25% reduction in kidney failure. stress is the key to prevent early kidney damage. sherbert may not release pain in newborn babies. it is often given to babies given invasive procedures. after monitoring their brains, researchers found sugar did not reduce pain activity. it is change the baby's reaction. sugar inhibits the facial reactions of babies. >> their faces are saying they are not having fun. can the orioles take the red sox
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for a second straight night? plus a preview of tonight's ravens-rams matchup. >> it will be another hot day.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we do have one accident wrapping up in the city. other than that, we're doing very well. we are not picking up any delays. this is at 70 and 29. we switch over to a live view in the area of the key bridge, the side of the beltway. delay-free so far. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> still showing a few bus diversions. the number 44 line continues to be diverted. there is a diversion at pratt' and green. light rail is running problem- free. there is one the late on the brunswick line. that train is running about 20
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minutes late. we will operate on a sunday holiday schedule. light rail will have special fares. limited service to hunt valley. the mobility trains will operate on a holiday schedule. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. things are pretty quiet on this thursday morning. the store is coming up the coast. first we say good morning to sandra shaw. you're doing a balloon launch. >> there is a big balloon festival this weekend. i went up in the balloon at the preakness. this is going to be a great event. on friday night.h this is out in bel air. it is only $5 and it benefits and organization that helps with victims of sexual assault,
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violent stalking, and domestic violence. we have a balloon that is not inflated yet. >> balloons are basic aircraft. we have a basket and a burner and the balloon that goes over the top of that. >> and there is a balloon race on saturday night. that will be something to see. >> these balloons are seven stories tall. when we get a dozen of them, we call them gentle giants. it is a colorful display and it's exciting. the kids just love it. >> and it will be great. balloon rides will be offered to the kids. all of the proceeds go to benefit the organization. what is your mission?
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>> we provide hope and resources stalking andf domestic violence. our hot line number is 836-8430, and is 24 hours a day. people can visit our website at we will have information for need our services or want to volunteer. this is a hot air balloon. we use air propane burners here. >> good! wake up this morning. nothing like a propane burner. we see the activity that is associated with the cold front
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sure.will kick giearl that is it for now. a lot of fun. i will have more on what you can see at the festival. >> you probably should get some marshmallows with that burner. it would take half a second. thank you. a wonderful cause out there. balloon rides around sunset are gorgeous. there are a lot of things happening. right now it is quiet. we do not expect any trouble. 70 degrees at the airport. there are two major players. there is a cold front coming across the midwest. second, there is the hurricane. earl got stronger last night with sustained winds of 145 miles per hour. if it made landfall right now,
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it would cost billions of dollars of damage. this is an important forecast. we think it will state just off shore. if it's just by 100 miles, there is trouble. you have earl trying to come up the coast. the cold front will push earl off the coast. if earl goes faster than the cold front, then you have a problem. right now it looks like the cold front will win. if that scenario holds, earl should be off the coast of the outer banks tomorrow morning. it will come up the coast on friday and probably windup about 200 miles offshore from ocean city on friday afternoon. it will produce a tropical storm conditions at our beaches. the winds goes out to order
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miles from the eye. it will be close enough to get so to speak,suoup, at the beach. we will see heavy rain and waves that could be 15 feet high at the beach. this is it just during the day on friday. there will be little effect from the storm around baltimore. there will be a minor search of the chesapeake bay. keep that in mind if you live near the water. there could be a little bit of a push at high tide. mostly sunny with high temperatures in the low 90's. it will be humid and uncomfortable. clear tonight and turning partly cloudy. temperatures around 70. we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm on friday from the cold front.
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high temperature near 88. then we're setting up for a fantastic holiday weekend. upper 70's on saturday and sunday. low 80's on monday. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. much more ahead. >> including a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you believe these latest rounds of mideast peace talks will yield results? >> christine has a lot on her mind this morning. that is from christine. e-mailing those responses to we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> at least she can watched the ravens' tonight. good morning. we begin with the orioles. there winning streak is over.
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the red sox have some life left. the red sox won 9-6. normally jon lester dominates the orioles. this got away. it comes ty wigginton. 5-3 in the seventh. this is a hanging curve. it goes into the stands. it is 5-5. this is a majestic home run. corey patterson -- felix pie to the run. 9-6, red sox win. they wrap up the series tonight. the ravens brought up their preseason in st. louis. they play the rams tight.
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pre-game at 7:30. it will be a big game for number 7 and graham. both guys trying to win the kicking job. nobody knows who has the edge, except john harbaugh. he said the decision will be a tough one. >> guys have hopes and dreams, ambitions, goals, things they want to accomplish. you were not ending that. this is part of the journey. one of the kickers will be taking the next day for somebody. >> the ravens haveo cut their roster by saturday. ben roethlisberger expected to meet with the commissioner on friday. he will ask him to reduce the suspension to three games. a more realistic scenario is that the suspension will be dropped down to four games.
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this could affect the ravens. they are scheduled to meet tomorrow in new york. the college football season begins tonight. towson place indiana. this is a big step up. good luck to the tigers'. >> thank you. i don't see any purple. we will not talk about that the quest that is the rule. >> here is a look ahead tour next hour. >> dozens of turtles return to the gulf of mexico. inaugural grand prix is expanding. >> people in a solid dark through bones of fire at each other. >> things are pretty quiet weather-wise this morning. stay with us. stay with us.
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as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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